This is an eco-printed or ecodyed, silk noil fabric with a design from leaves from my farm that I collected and processed on the silk. Silk noil is 100% pure "raw" silk which is heavier than the lighter weight silk in scarves. I sewed the 4" x 4" pieces and filled it full of fragrant lavender buds. The design is on the front, the back is natural, unprinted raw silk. Enjoy the details of the leaves and the natural colors. A charming gift for use anywhere a fresh lavender scent is desired. Comes with a hand knotted string for hanging convenience. Truly a totally organic, sustainable, renewable art form! Eco printing is the collecting of Nature's plants and flowers and then through a natural process, imprinting them onto the fabric to create colors, designs and textures. The results are beautiful, unpredictable and that is what makes it such an exciting and unique art form! Look to see not just a species but both the positive and negative shapes of the leaves and flowers. (this is not "sun printing") The colors are the ACTUAL colors from the plants! This art form is environmentally friendly, sustainable and organic art! Each item is one of a kind. Only 1 available. Ready to be shipped.
I am a long time artist with a specialty in fiber arts, especially silk. Working on silk, wool and linen, I use a number of different processes to create my art. For some I design and carve my own reliefs, build the blocks and print my designs using textile inks to imprint the design onto the silk. On others, I hand draw, then paint the designs onto the silk fabric. And with my eco or contact printing, I collect and process Nature's plants to leave her beautiful impressions on silk. Eco dyeing or botanical printing involves the foraging and collecting of Nature's leaves, plants, fruit and flowers to begin a journey of preparation before emerging on the fiber in unique, all natural designs and colors drawn directly from the plant matter. Like the journey of a butterfly, each piece undergoes its own personal dye transformation before emerging 2-5 days later in the beautiful colors of its metamorphosis. Each textile tells its own story. That is what makes it such an exciting and unique art form. Join me at my studio on my mini-farm in the rolling hills of the North Carolina Piedmont. I'm surrounded by chickens, ponies, dogs and my alpaca where I grow many of the plants, roses and trees used in my eco-printing process on my fiber art.
Silk Sachet, lavender filled, natural leaf design , 4" x 4" Renewable art
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